This Sunday 31 May, BBC Radio 1Xtra launches Words First, the BBC’s first ever spoken-word season. Words First is a collaboration between 1Xtra and partners BBC Arts, The Roundhouse, and Arts Council England.
The winners of this year’s BBC Radio 2 500 WORDS competition were announced today during a special broadcast of Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast Show, hosted by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at St James’s Palace.
There were 271m requests to BBC iPlayer in April, up YoY compared to 268m in April 2014. We normally expect to see a seasonal slow-down from March into summer, driven by good weather, but there was an average of 9.0m daily requests to iPlayer in April, stable month on month.
The world-famous Glastonbury Festival is one of the biggest events in the global music calendar, and with a combined audience of 37 million people enjoying the coverage across television, radio, Red Button and online in 2014, the best place to catch the action again this year will be on the BBC.
The BBC World Service has surpassed 1 billion podcast downloads, with latest figures showing downloads of nearly 28 million a month. The World Service is marking the milestone with a selection of 10 ‘must listen’ programmes for podcast enthusiasts around the world.
Social media, the Ebola epidemic, and World War I are just some of the things that have influenced British children’s creativity and use of language over the last year, says a report published today by the Oxford University Press about BBC Radio 2’s 500 WORDS competition.
From Carol Vorderman getting hands on with the latest in cutting-edge aviation in Broughton, to boatman Colin Evans taking tourists to Bardsey Island off the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula, a new season of programmes from BBC Wales aims to take a fresh look at life across north Wales.
Nigerian and Liverpool footballer Asisat Oshoala has won the BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year. The 20-year-old forward is the first player to win the new award from the BBC World Service, which is voted for by football fans around the world.
BBC Dish Up, is inviting audiences to get clever in the kitchen, by making cooking enjoyable and accessible. Hosted at bbc.co.uk/dishup, the year-long culinary campaign, produced by BBC Learning, aims to inspire people to dish up fabulous food for themselves or their family.
Wales’ leaders need to be more ambitious if the country is to stand a chance of realising its huge potential. That’s the challenge to be set out by Professor Laura McAllister when she delivers BBC Radio Wales’ Patrick Hannan Lecture 2015 in the BBC tent on Tuesday May 26 at the Hay Festival.
BBC Radio 3 celebrates all aspects of the art of classical singing across three weeks of special broadcasts, in a special season of programmes focusing on The Classical Voice on 15 June - 4 July, including a three-day residency in Cardiff.
Debate to be broadcast on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel at 7pm.
BBC One announces a new pre-watershed drama series written by Barry Devlin (Ballykissangel, Darling Buds of May). This 5x60-minute series is set in Northern Ireland during World War Two and will be made by BBC Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.
On the night when seminal Welsh band Manic Street Preachers play to a sell-out audience of 10,000 in Cardiff Castle, BBC Wales will be beaming the big concert to viewers across Wales – along with exclusive band interviews.
BBC One today announced the commission of a third series of comedy Count Arthur Strong.
New figures unveiled today show the BBC has a weekly global audience of 308 million people. This represents the combined measured reach of international BBC content – both news and entertainment – for the year 2014/15 and is the first time this figure has ever been measured in this way.
This weekend, the magnificent institution that is the Eurovision Song Contest celebrates its 60th birthday with what promises to be another wild, outrageous and thoroughly enjoyable evening, as acts from across Europe take to the stage in Vienna, Austria.
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